The Republican National Convention will go on, but not quite as planned.
The event, which was originally slated to be held in Charlotte, North Carolina, was relocated to Jacksonville, Florida after President Trump took umbrage to the NC Governor’s insistence on limiting the attendance on account of the global coronavirus pandemic. Now, with Florida quickly becoming the epicenter of said pandemic, the RNC is succumbing to the same restrictions that North Carolina had previously discussed.
The Republican National Committee is planning to sharply limit attendance for its convention in Jacksonville, Fla. next month, shrinking the event celebrating President Donald Trump’s renomination amid concerns about coronavirus.
Party Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, who is overseeing planning for the convention, has written a letter to RNC members saying that attendance for the first three nights of the four-night event will be limited to delegates. When Trump delivers his nomination acceptance speech on the fourth night of the convention, August 27, attendance will be expanded to delegates, a guest of their choosing, and alternate delegates.
McDaniel remained optimistic, however.
“I want to make clear that we still intend to host a fantastic convention celebration in Jacksonville,” McDaniel wrote. “We can gather and put on a top-notch event that celebrates the incredible accomplishments of President Trump’s administration and his re-nomination for a second term — while also doing so in a safe and responsible manner.”
The RNC has stated that they will be utilizing a mix of indoor and outdoor venues in order to provide a lively atmosphere.
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